Donald Williamson Jr., 61

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 28, 2009

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Allison United Church of Christ, in Allison, Iowa. Visitation will be on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home in Allison. Internment will be in the Allison Cemetery at a later date. The Rev. John Currier will be officiating. 
A memorial service will be held in Glenville at noon today at the Glenville Methodist Church.
Donald D. Williamson Jr., 61, of Allison, Iowa, passed away March 25, 2009, at Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City, Iowa. He was born April 8, 1947, in Albert Lea, to Donald Dean Sr. and Eveyln (Tostenson) Williamson. Don graduated from High School in Glenville and later attended college in Mankato. He served his country in the United States Army where he was a member of the 30th Army band and played the first chair tuba. Don was married to Rita Johnson in February of 1967, in Elgin. They had two children; the marriage later ended in divorce. He met Mary (Kramer) Uhlenhopp on Dec. 24, 1994; they had been together ever since.
Don was a very musical person and loved playing instruments, especially the tuba, piano and accordion. He was a member of several bands and musical associations including the Minnesota Musicians Union, the Blue Banner Band, the Albert Lea Community Band, Ascending Brass and the Sugar Daddys. Don was also a member of the American Legion, Fountain Lake Sportsman’s Club, he was a former mayor of Allison, Iowa, and a former mayor of Glenville. He also greatly enjoyed fishing, politics, cooking and smoking food, wine making and talking to people.
Don is survived by his wife, Mary Uhlenhopp of Allison; son Chad Williamson and fiancee Kim Klapperich of Glenville; daughter, Tonya Williamson of Winona; stepson Jason (Cris) Uhlenhopp of Dumont; mother, Evelyn Williamson of Glenville; sister Dianne and her husband, Larry Roerish, of Northwood; brother, Doug Williamson of Federal Dam; sister Adeline and husband, John Rust, of Clarks Grove; brother Jim and his wife, Cindy Williamson, of Northwood; sister, Dawn Knaack of Northwood; sister Mary Olson of Glenville; grandsons Jordan and Dylan Williamson of Glenville; many nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father and infant sister Jacqulyn.

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